Health monitoring for lead (inorganic)


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This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to inorganic lead.  

Lead (CAS 7439-92-1) is a soft, metallic, blue-grey, heavy metal. You might come across lead at work as a dust or fume in a pure, oxide or salt form.  

You can find lead and lead compounds in: 

  • solders 

  • metal alloys 

  • bronzes 

  • construction material 

  • old paints – although, you can still find lead in paint or painted products from overseas. 

It’s also used as shielding for γ- or X-ray radiation. 

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